Cairo airport authorities began in the early hours of this morning, Saturday, the implementation of the decision of Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly to ban entry to Egyptians without obtaining a BCR analysis 72 hours before their arrival in Egypt, stating that they are free of the Corona virus.

Informed sources at Cairo Airport said, “Greek Airlines Flight 930, coming from Athens, was the first flight to which the new decision was applied to its passengers, and it was an Airbus 321 with 160 passengers, most of them Egyptians, as the new decision was applied to foreign passengers.”

The implementation came after a period of more than a week that Pilot Mohamed Manar, Minister of Civil Aviation requested from the Prime Minister, as the implementation of the decision, which was published in the Official Gazette more than a week ago, was postponed to give airlines operating in Egypt’s airports the opportunity to alert their passengers to obtain a PCR analysis. 72 hours before their arrival, it is reported that they are free of the emerging corona virus.

The decision applies to foreigners only (not holders of Egyptian nationality), and excludes Arab and foreign tourists coming with direct airlines to Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, Hurghada, Marsa Alam and Matrouh airports, as well as transit passengers heading to those airports via Cairo Airport.